Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics (v11.0)

Multi-role (consumers, business authors, professional authors, developers, administrators, modelers, project managers)

Prerequisite

  • An understanding of your organizations business intelligence process and reporting needs
  • Experience using basic Windows functionality

Expected Duration
1 day

Description

This course provides business users with knowledge of metadata modeling concepts and how to model metadata using IBM Cognos Analytics 11. Participants will learn the full scope of the metadata modeling process, from creating Data Sources, creating Data Modules, to the sharing of metadata to other users, facilitating reports and analyses by themselves and colleagues. Participants will learn to use data servers and uploaded files as data sources, and to add intent to their data model. They will learn how to add tables to their models, set and modify object properties, create calculations, identify joins, as well as how to clean, format, and group their data for reporting purposes.

Contains: Instructional and interactive content, demonstrations and hand-on simulated exercises.

Objective

Course Outline:

1. IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Describe IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Describe IBM Cognos Analytics components
  • Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level
  • Describe IBM Cognos security at a high level

2. Consume content in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Where do consumers access BI content
  • Use published reports
  • Drill through to related data
  • Specify run report options
  • Specify properties of an entry
  • Alerts and Watch Items

3. Create reports in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Overview of reporting and report authoring
  • Identify package types, uploaded files, and data modules available for reporting
  • Examine IBM Cognos Analytics – Reporting
  • Examine the interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Create a report view
  • Create a subscription
  • Create an Active Report
  • Import and report on personal data

4. Create dashboards in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Describe IBM Cognos Dashboardin
  • Identify the IBM Cognos Dashboarding user interface
  • Add report content and tools to create dashboards
  • Widget-to-widget communication
  • Filter data in the dashboard
  • Sort, group and ungroup, and calculate data

5. Create metadata models in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Define IBM Cognos Framework Manager and its purpose
  • Describe the IBM Cognos Framework Manager environment
  • Describe IBM Cognos Cube Designer
  • Get high-level content from Dynamic Cubes course and/or FM course
  • Web-based Modeling
  • Create Data Modules

6. Extend IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Mobile
  • Key features
  • Examine Cognos Mobile architecture
  • Identify supported products
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos BI for Microsoft Office
  • Describe Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAF)

7. Compare IBM Cognos Analytics and IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

  • New features in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Changes from IBM Cognos BI to IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Legacy option
  • Examine Event Studio
  • Examine the role of Event Studio in Performance Management
  • List the benefits of Event Studio
  • Examine Metric Studio
  • Identify scorecards, metrics, and metric types
  • Organize metrics with strategies
  • Track initiatives with projects

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$995.00

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